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Bangladesh Country Profile

Official Name

People’s Republic of Bangladesh

Father of the Nation

Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman

Head of the State

President Md. Abdul Hamid

Head of the Government

Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina

Geographical location

Bangladesh is situated in the eastern part of the South Asian sub-Continent. It lies between latitudes 20034©

and 26038© Noth, and longitudes 88001© and 92041© East. The Country is bordered by India on the east,

west and north, and by the Bay of Bengal in the south and having a small border strip with Myanmar in the

south-east.

Area

1,47,570 sq km (56,977 sq miles)

Administrative units

8 Divisions, 64 Districts, 488 Upazilas, 4,550 Unions, 59,990 Mouzas,

87,316 Hamlets

City Corporations

11

Municipalities

321

Capital

Dhaka

Nationality

Bangladeshi

Official Language

Bangla

Currency

Taka/Tk. (US$ 1=Tk 77.80)

Time

GMT+6 hours

Population (as of 04 November 2015)

159 Million

Population Growth Rate (2011)

1.37%

Population Density per sq.km (2013)

1049

Sex ratio (2011)

103 males per 100 females

Fertility Rate (per woman, 2011)

2.11%

Contraceptive Prevalence Rate (2013)

62.4%

Life Expectancy at Birth (2014)

70.7 years

Infant Mortality per 1000 Live Births (below1year,2013)

20.30

Literacy Rate, 7+yrs, (2015)

62.3%

Percentage of Labour Force in Agriculture Sector (2013)

45.1%

Industries Sector (2013)

20.8%

Percentage of other Labour Force (2013)

34.1%

GDP growth rate (2014-15)

6.51%

Per capita GDP (2014-15)

US$ 1314

Saving-GDP Ratio (2014-15)

29.12%

Revenue Expenditure-GDP Ratio (2014-15)

16.55%

Investment-GDP Ratio (2013-14)

28.97%

Population below Poverty Line (2015)

24.3% (daily intake below 2122 k. Cal.)

Main Seasons

Spring (February-March), Summer (April-June), Monsoon (July-September),

Autumn (October-November), Winter (December-January)

Annual Average Rainfall

200.5 mm

Monsoon Rainfall

1220 mm to 2114 mm (Average: 1645

Annual Average Temperature

21.30 C (minimum) to 30.60 C (maximum)

Annual Average Humidity

81%

Principal Rivers

Padma, Meghna, Jamuna, Brahmaputra, Teesta, Surma and Karnaphuli

Principal Crops and Fruits

Rice, Wheat, Jute, Tobacco, Sugarcane, Pulses, Oilseeds, Spices, Potato, Vegetables, Banana, Mango,

Coconut and Jackfruit

Principal Industries

Readymade garments, jute and cotton textiles, tea processing, paper, cement, chemical fertilizers,

light engineering, sugar, oil refining, steel, shipbuilding, brick manufacturing, real estate, carpet

making, ceramic-ware, pharmaceuticals, assembling buses & trucks, plastic ware, consumer electronics

Principal Mineral Resources

Natural gas, coal, limestone, ceramic clay, glass sand, hard rock

Principal Exports

Readymade garments, raw jute, jute goods, tea, shrimp, fish, finished leatherand leather goods, pharmaceuticals,

flowers, fruit and vegetables, ceramic-ware, IT and ITES, handicrafts, newsprint

Total Export Receipts (2014-2015

US$ 30.17 billion

Total Import Expenditure (2014-2015)

US$ 40.67 billion

Total Remittance Receipts (2014-2015)

US$ 14.22 billion

Foreign Currency Reserve (as of 1st November 2015)

US$ 27 billion

Seaports

Chittagong and Mongla

International Airports

Dhaka, Chittagong and Sylhet

Domestic Airports

Jessore, Ishwardi, Comilla, Cox’s Bazar, Thakurgaon, Syedpur, Rajshahi, Barisal

Radio stations

Transmissions cover the entire country. Apart from

national terrestrial radio (Bangladesh Betar), there are 4 non Government FM radio channels in Bangladesh.

TV Channels

There are 2 terrestrial state run TV channels: Bangladesh Television ( BTV ) and Sangshad Television. BTV runs

a TV channel BTV World which broadcasts by satellite 24 hours a day to Asia, Australasia and the Middle East.

Besides, there are 41 non Government TV Channels in Bangladesh

Popular sports

Cricket, Football, Hockey, Kabaddi, (national game), Swimming, Volleyball, Badminton, Chess

Telephone per 100 people

Landphone-2.07 Cell Phone-63.74

Mobile telephony penetration (mid 2015)

128.769 million

Export Processing Zones (EPZs)

08

Special Economic Zones (SEZs)

22